MAMCO’s collection lies at the very center of the strategy developed by the director since 2016, which is to consider it as both origin and the destination of all exhibitions. It is also become the focus of museum’s politics of internationalization.
277 entered MAMCO's collection in 2020, either completing or stabilizing existing corpus (John M Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Fabrice Gygi, Larry Johnson, Sherrie Levine, John Miller, Mai-Thu Perret, Tatiana Trouvé), filling important gaps (Irma Blank, Julia Scher, Rosemarie Trockel), and exploring new directions (Maria Berrio, Louise Bonnet, Lucy Bull, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ebecho Muslimova, Blair Thurman).
Additionally, two importants donations, the collection "Autour de Gilles Dusein" built around the figure of the French gallerist (with works by James Lee Byars, Larry Clark, Michel Journiac, and Nan Goldin) and the bequest Gérald et Muriel Minkoff-Olesen centered around Fluxus and the works of Robert Filliou.
For the development of its collection, MAMCO benefits from the support of its friend’s association, private donors, and donations. When you become a Friend of MAMCO, you contribute to it as well.
Discover our films presenting artworks from the collection, produced in partnership with the company Artmyn. The unique digitization technology developed by ARTMYN allows to generate interactive images and immersive videos that take you to the heart of the works, share the emotion of gesture and material and discover the secrets of the greatest artists.
Marcia Hafif, 189. (To Chloe, Who Wished Herself Young Enough for Me), 1968
Miriam Cahn, Sans titre, (13 + 14 + 18.07.2003)
Richard Pettibone, After Roy Lichtenstein (Sock, 1962), 1965
Richard Paul Lohse, Vier und fünf, Farbgrüppen mit hellem Zentrum, 1952-1964
Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Sans titre (BF), 1984
Karel Appel (1921-2006), Oiseau au-dessus de la mer noire, 1958
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), Passport, 1953
General Idea (1969-1994), Copyright (Blue) # 3, 1987
With the project In Course of Acquisition, MAMCO proceeds, during artgenève 5-day fair, to in situ acquisitions. Its booth thus opens completely empty and is filled day after day as works bought at the fair are brought together. This project is made possible by the Friends Association of MAMCO, an anonymous donor, and Mirabaud & Cie. Between 2017 and 2022, more than 30 works by artists such as Richard Artschwager, Irma Blank, Larry Johnson, Louise Lawler, Walter Robinson, Hassan Sharif, Haim Steinbach, Julia Scher, Robert Smithson, or Heimo Zobernig, thus joined the museum’s collection.